Worship Bulletin 12.5.21

9:30 am The Gathering Lyrics

It’s Christmas

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes
I love thee Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh

It’s Christmas
The angels are singing
And I know the reason
The Savior is born
It’s Christmas
The bells are ringing
And I feel like shouting
Joy to the world

Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me I pray
And bless all the dear children in thy tender care
And fit us for heaven to live with thee there

It’s Christmas
The angels are singing
And I know the reason
The Savior is born
Yes, it’s Christmas
The bells are ringing
And I feel like shouting
Joy to the world

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born

It’s Christmas
The angels are singing
And I know the reason
The Savior is born
Yes, it’s Christmas
The bells are ringing
And I feel like shouting
Joy to the world
Joy to the world
Oh, joy to the world

Glory (Let There be Peace)

One star burns in the darkness
Shines with the promise, Emmanuel
One child born in the stillness
Living within us, Emmanuel

We’re singing glory, glory
Let there be peace, let there be peace
We’re singing glory, glory
Let there be peace, let it start in me

One voice speaks for the voiceless
Hope for the hopeless, Emmanuel
One love brings us together
Now and forever, Emmanuel

We’re singing glory, glory
Let there be peace, let there be peace
We’re singing glory, glory
Let there be peace, let it start in me

Do not be afraid, His love is strong
Enough to save us
Nothing stands in the way
His love is strong enough to lead us

Do not be afraid, His love is strong
Enough to save us
Nothing stands in the way
His love is strong enough to lead us (oh, lead us)

Let there be peace (let there be peace)
Let there be peace (let there be peace)
We’re singing glory, (oh, we sing glory) glory
Let there be peace (let there be peace), let it start in me

Make Room

Family hiding from the storm
Found no place at the keeper’s door
It was for this a Child was born
To save a world so cold and hollow

The sleeping town did not know
That lying in a manger low
A Savior King who had no home
Has come to heal our sorrows

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story?

Shepherds counting sheep at night
Do not fear the glory light
You are precious in His sight
God has come to raise the lowly

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story?
You can come as you are
But it may set you apart
When you make room in your heart
And trade your dreams for His glory
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart

Mother holds the Promise tight
Every wrong will be made right
The road is straight and the burden’s light
For in His hands, He holds tomorrow

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story?
You can come as you are
But it may set you apart
When you make room in your heart
And trade your dreams for His glory
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart

11:00 am Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Worship Service
December 5, 2021 | 11:00 am

“When Things Don’t Go to Plan”
Luke 1:26-38
Dr. Tim Bruster and Rev. Lance Marshall,
Co-Senior Pastors

Welcome
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-Senior Pastor

Prelude: “Personent Hodie”
Lara Hoggard, arranger
Peggy Graff, organ
Kyle Sherman and Jesse Rajabe, trumpet
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

*Call to Worship
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor
One:  Christ came to bring us salvation and has promised to come again. Let us pray that we may always be ready to welcome him.
All: Come, Lord Jesus.
One: That the keeping of Advent may open our hearts to God’s love.
All: That the light of Christ may penetrate the darkness of sin.
One: That this Advent wreath may constantly remind us to prepare for the coming of Christ.
All: That the Christmas season may fill us with peace and joy as we strive to follow the example of Jesus. Amen.

*Hymn 234: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (vv. 1-3 & 6)
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:

O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

**Please be seated

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Isaiah 9:6-7
We light this candle as a symbol of the Prince of Peace. May the visitation of Your Holy Spirit, O God, make us ready for the coming of Jesus, our hope and joy.

Sung Congregational Response
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel.

Sacrament of Baptism
Jackson Samuel Moore and Tennyson Grace Moore, children of Lauren and Braden Moore

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Congregational Response
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example
of Christ that Jackson Samuel and Tennyson Grace, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Carol Medley:
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
“Angels From the Realms of Glory”

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

 Sermon: “When Things Don’t Go to Plan”
Dr. Tim Bruster, Co-Senior Pastor

 Pastoral Prayer

 Service of Holy Communion
Hymnal pages 12-13

Invitation

Confession and Pardon

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Serving the Bread and Cup: Hymn 245: “The First Noel”
The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
shining in the east, beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star
three Wise Men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heaav’nly Lord,
That hath made heav’n and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind hath bought:

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

Announcements

Offertory: “O Holy Night ”
René Clausen, arranger

*Doxology 95
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel.

*Benediction
One: Our gathering will soon be ended. Where will we go, and what will we do?
All: We will go out to be God’s people in the world.
One: May grace, peace, hope, love, and joy forever accompany you. Amen.

*Choral Benediction: “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Messiah)
George Frideric Handel, composer

*Postlude: “Hallelujah Chorus”
Donald Moore, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 12.5.21

Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship with us today!

Please let us know you are here by filling out the attendance pad as it comes by.

Asterisks (*) indicate times when you are invited to stand as you are able.

“Faith Like a Child” is our children’s sermon developed for young worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias and decorations for the Sanctuary are given in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

Musicians
Violin I – Ordabek Duissen, concertmaster, Jen Betz
Violin II – Steven Li, principal, Molly Baer
Viola – Ola Holowka, principal, Dan Sigale
Cello – Keira Fullerton, principal
Bass -Julie Vinsant
French Horn- Kelly Cornell
Trumpet- Kyle Sherman, principal
Trumpet II -Jesse Rajabe
Trombone – Tony Baker

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